Mario de Miranda has not formally studied Art and began his career as a Cartoonist for the Times of India Group in 1953. He later moved into illustration and fine art. He has illustrated numerous books including Inside Goa by Manohar Malgonkar, A family in Goa and The Open Eyes by Dom Moraes. Amount his own books are Goa with Love, A little World of Humor, Sketch book, Germany in Wintertime, Impression of Paris and Mario de Miranda. He has been invited to sketch and exhibit in many Countries including U.S.A., Japan, Germany, Spain and France. He is also the recipient of many National and International honours. Indian artist Mario de Miranda died in his sleep on 11th December, 2011 in his ancestral house in Loutolim – Goa. He is survived by his wife Habiba and two sons Rishaad and Raul.
Padma Vibhushan Mario João Carlos do Rosario de Brito Miranda, ComIH (2 May 1926 – 11 December 2011), popularly known as Mario Miranda or Mario de Miranda, was an Indian cartoonist and painter based in Loutolim in the Indian state of Goa. Miranda had been a regular with The Times of India and other newspapers in Mumbai, including The Economic Times, though he got his popularity with his works published in The Illustrated Weekly of India. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2002 and the Padma Shri in 1988. The Goa government honoured him with its State Cultural Award in 2008 and the ‘State Reward’ for receiving the Padma Bhushan.
Besides cartooning, Mr. Miranda has done murals on various buildings in Goa and other parts of the country, taking to painting, as he did, in the later years of life. Mario Miranda was one of Goa’s most famous cartoonist/artist. Replicas of many of his drawings are available at the gallery established by Goan Architect, Gerard Da Cunha. He always discussed and integrated in his art all that was beautiful about Goa.
Mr. Miranda has several books to his credit, including Laugh it Off, Goa with Love, and Germany in Wintertime. Besides his own books, Mr. Miranda has illustrated the books of Dom Moraes (A Journey to Goa), Manohar Malgaonkar (Inside Goa) and Mario Cabral e Sa’s (Legends of Goa). He has also illustrated many children’s books and designed several.
Mario Miranda is easily the most famous cartoonist of India. He had solo exhibitions in 22 different countries. The prints shown on this site are limited edition prints of 25 each, bearing embossed stamp and the signature of the artist. These are the only authorized prints in circulation.